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for Sumon, Rob, Joe, Paul and Howard

for Sumon, Rob, Joe, Paul and Howard
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-24
Categories: Rain Forest, River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2, !!! FARE thee well... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 9:44
Viewed: 8455
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 40
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I would appreciate if you don't give any smileys for this photo
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  • lawbert Gold Star Critiquer [C: 333 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-22 9:45]
  • [2]

Hi Selen
Just Marking for Now

Hello Selen,
One of the finest aerial photograph has been captured by you over Amazon basin. TFS.

hello selen,

thanks a lot for this wonderful picture and i am definately feeling better after going through this post of yours. I too wish to see Sumon, Rob, Joe and Howard back like the good old days as i and the other members will miss their contribution here as great nature photographers.

For me too TN is a special place and i have surely spent maximum of my online browsing time on this site. I hope that everything becomes fine with time.
god bless,

What I see here is a very wide view of a meandering river. the analogies as per your notes are interesting and Jungian. first off it is a great image and simply wonderful in a technical way...but if you apply a bit of philosophic to this...The rivers are windy as our paths in life. we never know which way we will be headed...and then you have the clouds...clouds are philosophically very important and I need not go into that in details..but to combine the two...the unknown winding path on which we all are in life and the river and the clouds which sometimes get in our way as if we cannot see clearly...yet we can see...and thank goodness for that.

All of your well chosen words are true...and so mote it be...May you and your camera keep on clicking!

Hi Selen,
Great dedication to our unjustly treated, Great Photographer friend. As I wrote to Howard I am sharing his rightful reproach and also you are absolutely right that we have to think these events may be performed for many active members! As you known I became a member of TN a short time ago and I learnt so much from these Great photographers.
Like you I also hope this site to be back in peace soon...
Your shot is excellent in all araund as usual.
Many thanks once more for this sensitive dedication!
All the best!


  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-22 10:36]
  • [2]

Hi Selen,

Beautiful dedication to our dear friends. There is another name on the list but since he didn't leave a comment I won't mention names. I'm assuming if critique privileges are removed one can still comment. This is an amazing scene with beautiful colors and fantastic patterns. It is so peaceful - I only wish that TN can see this peace once again.


Hi Selen
A beautiful picture and some very well chosen words. Although I am a relative 'newbie' to TN it makes me sad that a little misunderstanding is having such far reaching repercussions. I hope resolution can be reached very soon and peace restored.
Kind Regards

Dear Selen
What a wwonderful secne of Amazon River in Peru,
Perfect lighting ,exposure and composisition.
Welldone my friend.


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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-07-22 11:04]

Hola Selen, una maravilla de luz, color y formas.
Un saludo

Hi Selen,
Just amazing landscape. The combination of colours, clouds and lighting in different levels makes it so beautiful. Very well done. No smileys as you wish but obviously deserves full points.

I find it discusting that the admin is treating few of the best members like this. OK, may have been a slight breach of their policies. However, they have allowed that in practice and almost every active member is guilty of doing the same now and then. Now they have started by direct bans without any warnings individual or general. That is not how things should be dealt with. I hope they will come to senses very soon or they may loose all the best photographers.

  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-07-22 11:43]

Hi Selen

Lovely shot to dedicate to our friends, infortunatly another has fallen foul of the system as Paul has now had his account disabled too, hopefully we will soon have peace and our friends back where they belong.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-22 12:05]

Hola Selen,
precioso pov,
bello disparo y magníficos detalles...
colores y perfecta realización.
saludos amiga.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-22 13:47]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Oldukça enteresan ve bir o kadar fantastik bir kare. Gökyüzünden nehrin ve bulutların dansını seyreder gibi. Güneş te bu dansa eşlik ediyor sanki. Çok hoş bir sunum. Elinize sağlık.

Selen, thankyou so much for your kind words.
This photo is simply stunning!
I wish you all the best with you're photography and I look forward to seeing your posts after I've taken a break.

All the best.


  • goldyrs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
  • [2008-07-22 19:40]
  • [2]

I agree, my dear friend, Selen!
Life is made more beautiful by this site, home, as you and I call it...To each unto himself, but don't let the current deter you from swimming, else you drown...So lets still do what we do best, and keep the ball rolling!
A dreamy shot, a dream of a shot!
Respect to you, and all our friends at 'Home'!

Merhaba Selen,
Very meaningful dedication and a great notes for this heavenly image!
My sincere thanks for this posting


Hi Selen,

Wonderful dedication, it is amazing what can happen in the couple of days I've been away, I always thought of this place as an extension to a wonderful community of talented photographers, it saddens me to see what’s happening to this community, and sincerely hope senses will prevail, and we can all return to something that we hold dear, the love of nature combined with the love of photography and learning, all the best


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-22 22:25]

Hi Selen

I am not too sure what has being going on - I had seen that it has something to do with marking and posting critiques later? The only reason I have not done so is that my PC will not let me - so much so, that if I get to 20 crits in a day and then want to edit, the smileys go and I end up writing/awarding less smileys.

I agree, it does seem quite unecessary. The site will be poorer without these people.


Well this really dreamlike. Your gaze transfixes on the frame to see the wonderland visited arielly. Thanks for this, Selen.


PS:- As you have requested, I am putting it as comment! What exactly has happend to these four outstanding contributors to the site? Is there anyone else?

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-23 1:12]
  • [2]

Hello Selen,
A plane with clean windows?!?! I hope the administrators will have them too.
Thanks for your well chosen words.
Splendid photo!

Hi Selen
I am not sure if understand everything. I dont know what is going on here?

Your photo is beautiful with great depth of view fantastic light. It is also a great and special moment

Very best wishes

It's a stunning image Selen, masterfully exposed and with suprisingly good clarity for an airplane window! Very thoughful words and sentiment too...somehow TN has become a bit tainted now for me.
Not only because of the way some members have been harshly treated, but also becuase of the way the forum threads were removed as we all discussed what had happened...
Anywhow, a truly beautiful image, i love it.

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-23 4:59]

Hello Selen!

Beautifull photo with view like from fantastic dream! I love soft clouds and bright reflection in water.

I hope this photo will help stop this madness with banning old and valuable members of TN...

  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-23 8:19]
  • [2]

Hola Selen.
My life has changed in some ways since I become a member of TN and also part of this family, I really feel sad about what is going on, and I hope this problem will be resolved very soon. To be honest, Sumon, Howard, Joe,
Necip, Rob, and many many great photographers are My inspiration here and learned a lot from all of You.
Great Photo Selen, in honor to Our friends.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-23 8:50]

Very nice shot Selen and a perfect dedication for our friends! I just hope it's going to be ok. Well done, thanks!


  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2008-07-23 12:26]
  • [2]

Hi Selen,

Thanks for putting our feelings into words. :º(


Ciao Selen,
meraviglioso paesaggio e bellissima dedica accompagnata da parole di grande sensibilità. Una fantastica immagine che tutti noi siamo felici di poter ammirare.
Grazie e complimenti.

  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-23 21:55]

Dear Selene,
Your photograph and notes express very well the emotions and anguish you will at this moment.A dedicatiion very befitting.

Very lovely PoV with amazing light. The riven looks like silver ribbon below.

I hope life gets back to normal soon..
Take care...life is good:)

  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-24 8:11]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Kuş bakışı çok güzel gözüküyor Amazon nehri.Bulutların arasından sızan güneş ışıkları da çok güzel.Zaten puanlarım bitmişti:)
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Merhaba Selen, tomorrow I Too go away for a mounth from TN, I'm sorry for that but i think that is a tribute for peace in TN
Ciao Silvio

Hello Selen,
I came back from field study, I have learnt some thing, newly. I agree with you and I support your opinion.
have a nice weekend
PS: Selen hanım kitabımız bu hafta çıktı. katkılarınız için çok teşekkür ederim. posta adresinizi [email protected] a yazarsanız sevinirim. selamlar.

Hi Selen

Excellent words in your note. I hope you and the others are back with us soon.
A very dreamy landscape, with the sun reflecting off a spalsh of water. We can see the old pathways of teh river, just like life in general, always changing.

bye for now

  • aes_thor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
  • [2008-07-27 11:53]

Hi Selen,

Simply beautiful shot, very good note, many true words...

hope You will come back soon...


Merhaba Selen,


Wow! Great details. Very nice chosen POV and very sharp, vivid colours.
What a pity to give no points
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-01 6:01]

Hi, dear Selen.
You have shared a terrific note and so amazing picture. I agree with almost your word. Only it is so pity that you need break-time.

You shot is fantastic, technically and by subjects. Opening from plane window view is breathtaking. Many thanks for this masterpiece and hearty words to all of us.

YOU, yes, "YOU" are the, "THE" best of the best.
This is my "HOME".
I've learnt SOOOOOOOOOOO much here; will never be able to re-pay the "FOUNDERS" & "CONTRIBUTORS".
This is a WONDERFUL world; let us work for it to continue as such.
Much love to all.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary, even in the Summer months.
TN, however, has always brought "WARMTH" to my heart & ailing, tired, 72 year old body.
GREAT GREAT IMAGE. Have to place a "smiley" with points.

Hello Selen! Amazing POV. Wonderful clouds. Nice lightness and brightness. Original picture. Good luck!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-16 20:55]

Hi Selen,
I have returned with a heavy heart thinking that maybe my this step will help others too. I value your thinking and hope someday everyone of us will be together like before and all will have so much fun watching and critiquing each others works. I wait for you as well as for others too.
This is a fine picture which not only shows your talent as a photographer but also shows that you have a big heart with a resolute mind. Words always cannot describe feelings and here it goes for me. A big thanks again for sharing this shot and your thoughts with everyone.

I hope you will be back soon Selen. Fantastic posting. I read the note with interest. No smiley, like you asked.

Hi Selen,

Excellent ariel photo with great details. The details are very noticable. 5 stars. All the best


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-24 14:22]

Merhaba Selen hanım nefis bir manzara keyifle izledim ellerinize sağlık.

Hola Selen.
Excelente imagen y originales arabescos.
Bellos tonos y estupendo PoV.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Selen,

What a beautiful landscape shot! Perfect lighting and DOF.



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